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Post by Jelly on Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:29 am

There is a Chinese website based in China that I usually order once every 1-2 years since they have affordable and cute items.

I got curious and looked up Alpacasso knowing that they must have mostly bootlegs and fakes and lo and behold I wasn't wrong.
What surprised me were some of series that I had no idea were bootlegged though I could be wrong since there are sellers that do sell authentic Amuse products.

I decided to post the photos here as reference for those who might want to compare. Please let me know if you spy some that are not fake. The ones I choose to list is because the majority of their store sell fakes so it's under assumption that all of them are as well.

Also, if you own a bootleg, post your photos as references as well! It will be helpful for those who need something to compare.



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Post by Jelly on Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:29 am

CH I N E S E   S E L L E R S

Baby Plush
Comes in various sizes and even the biggest plushies are under $10 thus I assume this seller only sells bootlegs which is really sad since one of the bootleg series seem to have a QR code! However none of them have stickers and no more than 1 tag.


Sweet Day Valentine


Royal Prince (Baby? lol)


Royal Prince




Fresh Soda


Good Night! (even ball-chains are colored! however tag does not have QR or sticker)


Makiba Kids


Waku Waku Party (missing QR code)



Rainbow


Love Hat



Pouches (some of the bows are not placed correctly)


Honwaku/Earmuff (weird colors)


Alpacaffe Kids


Cutie Kids


Cutie Kids 2 Kindergarten


Hatter


Oshare Lace


Heartful


Strawberry Berry Berry



Bridal




Charmy Kids


Pirate Baby (and all captain hats? lol)



Ribbon



Heroes


Sailor Baby (color & tag are incorrect)


Girly Kids


FAKE SERIES


Sweet Delight Kids (no eyelashes)


Shiny Star/Ballerina (no tiara)


FAKE SERIES


FAKE SERIES


Dreamy




Megane/Nerdy (Baby? lol)



Candy Kids



Necktie (incorrect colors & white has ribbons on both ears)


Antique (cloth bows when it's suppose to be beads)


FAKE SERIES


Christmas 2012

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Post by meljane9 on Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:05 am

I think a lot of the time sellers like this use pictures of genuine alpacasso in their listings, but then send you a bootleg in a bait and switch. Some of these look very real (and some might be).. It's also possible they could be factory rejects like Charlotte's yellow dreamy llama she bought when it was labeled as fresh soda (i don't remember her username on here! Whoops).
Some of these are sooo funny haha but that blue sailor baby is so cute! Wish they had more colorful babies in legitimate alpacasso!

Thanks for the post, Jelly! Looks like a lot of work Surprised Get some sleep!! x)



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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:20 pm

I agree with Melissa... The heartful series looks authentic. So I'd assume, it's just a stock picture.

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Post by Jelly on Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:10 pm

Yea I didn't realize how long this took me until I finished and realized the time lol I immediately went to bed after.

Can you guys give me a list of ones that look like stock? I'll see if I can find more photos that show that it's bootleg.

I'm not 100% sure but I think Baby Plush owns a plush gift store in China and most of these were photographed by them at their store. One of the main reasons is that the website is basically like Amazon, there is feedback and a sellers rating so they don't usually put up stock photos since they might get negative feedbacks. On top of that anime and Japanese goods are bootleg quite often and a common thing in China.

When I searched Alpacasso there were like 30 pages of Alpacasso but only one page had Alpacasso that were legit from two sellers (one of them was the China store front for Tokyo Otaku Mode). The main reason for bootlegs is because frankly Japanese plushies such as Alpacasso are INSANELY expensive to people in China. A 40cm authentic on this site is $300CYN which is about $48 usd. A bootleg of 40cmis about $60CYN which is about $9. For people who purchase these for their kids or maybe collect them $300 is a lot of money. When I went to China, I ate dinner with 6 other people. Each person had appetizers, soup, and a big bowl of cold noodles.
It totaled to $20usd. When I visited Japan, I ordered a large pizza (which is a size of a S/M in America) and it was $50usd per pizza.  Essentially the prices for living differs a lot between the two and is one of the main reasons why bootlegs exist since it's literally the only way for people in China to get into any Japanese hobby.

They sell a bunch of other plushies as well as other Amuse plush but I just wanted this thread to be strictly Alpacasso.
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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:30 pm

I'm not an expert so I'm the wrong person to ask but I think I remember it was somewhere on this forum where they were thinking the 12cms (with the strap) of the valentine's day kids were just rejects???

Prince kids (the adult, white/pink/beige, they look like the ones of rosy's page), but the one I got from ufocatcher has a different texture crown so idk??

I only collect certain series so I am definitely no help lmao... Kellie, Grace, kittyblacksheep, etc are like the people to ask imho

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Post by Jelly on Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:13 pm

Tsuta wrote:I'm not an expert so I'm the wrong person to ask but I think I remember it was somewhere on this forum where they were thinking the 12cms (with the strap) of the valentine's day kids were just rejects???

Prince kids (the adult, white/pink/beige, they look like the ones of rosy's page), but the one I got from ufocatcher has a different texture crown so idk??

I only collect certain series so I am definitely no help lmao... Kellie, Grace, kittyblacksheep, etc are like the people to ask imho

I am pretty certain that the valentine straps are bootlegs. This seller has 4808 of them for sale and 12cm is $1.93usd while 17cm is $2.41usd. What could happen is similar to BJD recasts. The factory that Amuse commission to create these dolls might have taken the patterns to make their own cheaper version. It would probably be why certain bootlegs look similar but the plastic or hand stitch parts look weird or the fur material is different because all they have is the factory pattern.

Hopefully they will see them and comment. For the Prince since I don't own one I have no idea. I would assume you wouldn't want your plushie to be similar to these bootlegs but since I don't have a Prince to compare I have no idea how legit the crown looks. :<

EDIT: This website allows buyer's feedback to post photos. Here are some buyers' photos of what they received so you can tell the quality is similar to the store photos thus I doubt it's stock photos.

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Post by Jelly on Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:31 pm

I found a couple more stores that sell Heartful and these are their pictures for references. They are 48cm x 30cm and are sold for $8usd. Most of these sellers have 50-800 of these in stock depending on the seller.

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Post by Millicent on Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:05 pm

Haha! Some of those "fake series" are hilarious! Makes me want to buy one just for a laugh
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Post by Suane on Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:36 am

I was so surprised there are REAL superhero series! Usually, they make bootlegs of popular and newer series, I didn't even know about authentic ones before. But fake superheroes exist and are in sale even now. It's weird.

Btw, authentic ones are so cute, I like these old "adult" alpacasso. ;3;
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Post by Jelly on Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:41 pm

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Post by Cjochhi on Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:01 am

How about noel christmas alpacasso series? Anyone see the bootleg?
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Post by PunkPaca on Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:05 am

As bad as it is I'm tempeted to hunt down a black bootleg so I can make a punk Alpaca :3 I wouldn't dare mod genuine black monotone or uk alpacasso!


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Post by Jelly on Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:38 am

PunkPaca wrote:As bad as it is I'm tempeted to hunt down a black bootleg so I can make a punk Alpaca :3 I wouldn't dare mod genuine black monotone or uk alpacasso!
So far I don't think I've ever seen a fake/bootleg Alpaca in black :<
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Post by PunkPaca on Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:12 am

Jelly wrote:
PunkPaca wrote:As bad as it is I'm tempeted to hunt down a black bootleg so I can make a punk Alpaca :3 I wouldn't dare mod genuine black monotone or uk alpacasso!
So far I don't think I've ever seen a fake/bootleg Alpaca in black :<

Dangit! Crying or Very sad Maybe i'll go for one of the eye searing booties then Smile


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Post by Suane on Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:35 am

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Dangit! Crying or Very sad Maybe i'll go for one of the eye searing booties then Smile

There is a black cowboy alpaca from Yes anime.
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Post by PunkPaca on Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:18 am

Suane wrote:
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Dangit! Crying or Very sad Maybe i'll go for one of the eye searing booties then Smile

There is a black cowboy alpaca from Yes anime.

Aah! Rad thanks Suane Very Happy


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